Questions I wish I had asked…or I would recommend asking.
This section of the site is about the questions you may want to ask at your appointment with us.
A group of our parents got together to share their ideas of questions that they would recommend asking or wished that they had asked at their appointment:
You are referring me to… (Eg OT/ Physio/ Orthoptist etc.) can you tell me a bit about what they will do and what their assessment would add to the information you collect
Can you explain about the test you will be using – what is it called, what is involved, what will it tell you?
Can you tell me what you mean by…? Could you explain what xxxxxxx is?
What will happen if I don’t follow this advice? Or agree to the medication option?
I know there is a wait for an appointment. What can I do while I am waiting for an appointment? What information could I collect, or what could I read while I am waiting?
Where can I look for information that will help me understand or know what to do?
If my child is not diagnosed with a specific diagnosis, what are the next steps – how do we get support?
What do you expect me to do as a parent. How can I best help my child?
What are the timescales for assessment. Can you explain them?
Who is my point of contact – is there someone I can ring if I am worried or have a question?
I am feeling sad and worried about the future – is there any help available for me?